No idea is too big for us

We are focused on growth in our economy and our population. We are also city builders.

Creating Vibrant Communities

In alignment with the goals of Halifax's Economic Growth Plan, we bring the right people together around the table to make things happen. We’ll work together to build a successful strategy, with the aim of making Halifax a better place to live and work.

In Halifax, almost anything is possible. Here are a few initiatives we’ve proudly been a part of.


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African Nova Scotian Community Economic Development

The Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan is a collaborative plan developed and owned by the community. Over the past year, several consultations have been held with African Nova Scotian (ANS) communities in Halifax Regional Municipality to identify key issues and solutions to address historic and present-day economic prosperity challenges and opportunities. The plan identifies strategic priorities, objectives and actions to drive growth and prosperity in ANS communities.

Let work together to contribute to supporting great communities.


eBay Retail Revival Halifax

eBay Chooses Halifax for First Canadian Retail Revival Location

eBay’s Retail Revival aims to strengthen local retail in Halifax through ecommerce and global trade. The program has been working closely with 60 small and medium-sized retailers from across Nova Scotia and will continue to support the cohort through the year as part of its programming.

Halifax was selected for the strength and diversity of its small business community, the growth opportunity for ecommerce and exporting from the local retail sector and the region's commitment to small business and its vision for local economic growth overall.

eBay's Retail Revival Halifax is a collaborative initiative in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality, supported by the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and program partners Halifax Partnership, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Saint Mary’s University.


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National Connector Program

Founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia and expanded to more than 35 communities across Canada and 7 internationally, the National Connector Program is a successful model to help retain talent, engage employers, and create a more welcoming community.

We also administer the National Pre-Arrival Connector Program to help pre-arrival immigrants with their Canadian job search and networking skills, provides them with a crucial head-start in building a local professional network, and expedites their labour market and settlement integration to Canada.


Halifax's Smart Cities Challenge

Halifax's Smart Cities Challenge proposal

The Smart Cities Challenge was a national competition to identify the best proposals for a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. Halifax worked with more than 30 local organizations to create a proposal that would help us address food insecurity in our city. The project generated ideas, partnerships, and commitments that are still underway.


Halifax Amazon HQ2

Amazon HQ2

When Amazon went looking for a 2nd headquarters in North America, Halifax jumped at the challenge to showcase all that we have to offer. From space to talent, we wanted to show the rest of the world that Halifax is the richest in skills assets of any mid-sized North American city. We showcased the best of our city to companies around the world.

Halifax's Economic Growth Plan

Growing your business is one way you can directly contribute toward our ambitious Economic Growth Plan vision of growing our population to 550,000 and GDP to $30 billion by 2031.

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